Week 9 B1G Picks: Bowl berths, rivalries on the line
There’s a reason that we put the final score in predictions.
If we didn’t, we’d look a lot smarter than we actually are. Even if we get the final score wrong by 40 points, we get it right as long as the result is. And sometimes, saying a game is going to be a lot closer than the experts are makes the prediction look a little more bold.
Take last week’s Purdue-Nebraska game. Most expected the Huskers to win by three or four touchdowns. They of course ended up winning by 13. Dustin, however, predicted a 13-point win for the Huskers. Did he get any more credit than I did for calling a 28-point Nebraska win?
No. Well, at least not until now.
In other words, I’m fortunate that nobody remembers our final score predictions.
|GAMES||DUSTIN’S PICKS||CONNOR’S PICKS|
|Minnesota vs. Illinois||Illinois 34, Minnesota 27||Minnesota 21, Illinois 17|
|No. 2 Michigan vs. Michigan State||Michigan 47, MSU 17||Michigan 38, MSU 17|
|No. 24 Penn State vs. Purdue||PSU 38, Purdue 16||PSU 35, Purdue 21|
|Maryland vs. Indiana||Indiana 25, Maryland 23||Maryland 27, Indiana 21|
|Northwestern vs. No. 6 Ohio State||Ohio State 31, Northwestern 27||OSU 38, Northwestern 21|
|No. 7 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Wisconsin||Wisconsin 29, Nebraska 10||Wisconsin 24, Nebraska 14|